Home Health Aide Requires You to Know How to Drive - page 2

I have applied to endless jobs for a CNA position but have not been able to get one. I applied to a Home Health Agency that required me to know how to drive. I do not know how to drive, nor do I have... Read More

  1. by   tazmom
    I live in WV. I have been in health care for 14 yrs now and yes I can take public transportation to my clients houses. As matter of fact I get drop off a block away from their house to protect them and myself. I have been a CNA, am a Medical Assistant & Anesthesia Technician.
  2. by   coco.nut
    My HHA required proof of insurance upon hire and it had to be a certain amount of coverage because we do drive clients in our cars if needed. We also get reimbursed for mileage running errands and ferrying clients around. I have had jobs where all I did was transport clients, which is a nice change from being stuck in a house working.

    I am in MD and there is no way that one could get to clients houses using only public transportation. We have a bus system in the 2 major cities, but service many clients in the "country" inbetween them.
  3. by   SlaveHeart
    The two HHA's I have worked for requrired me to show them my drivers license and insurance. But according to my insurance company I am not covered to transport people while at work (unless it is a co worker of course). The cost to change my insurance to cover transporting someone that is a client in my care was outrageous and not worth the low wage I was getting as a HHA. Luckily none of the clients I was assigned needed me to take them anywhere during my short 2-3 hour shifts!
    Also double check with the agency to see if you will be working as a CNA or as a caregiver. Both of the places I applied to had ads for CNAs and asked for copies of my certification but then just hired me as a caregiver instead?!?!?
  4. by   tomc5555
    Most of my clients preferred we use their car, they liked the familiarity and to run the car periodically. HH agencies advertise for CNA's because the training is beneficial. When a CNA is working in a home they are not working under the scope of CNA. The regulations require certain conditions be met to work as a CNA, these conditions do not extend to the home setting.